Definition of voussoir in English:
- This tomb is notable because it introduced for the first time in India the principle of the true arch with radiating voussoirs.
- It has to be remembered that even repeated patterns round a window required different models for each side, as well as for the voussoirs, keystone, and stop-ends, each of which had to be specially drawn.
- At the underside of the sixth floor, the atrium narrows to a small opening encircled by polished granite voussoirs.
Early 18th cent: via French from popular Latin volsorium, based on Latin volvere 'to roll'. The word, borrowed from Old French, was also used for a time in late Middle English.
- British & World English dictionary
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